Canon Pixma g4200 Setup

Canon Pixma g4200 Setup

Do as per the instructions below to set up the Canon G4200 printer quickly.

  • Unpack all the packing material and tapes to take out the Canon G4200 printer and its accessories from the box.
  • Ensure that all the components like AC power cord, documentation CD/DVD, user manual, and toner cartridge are provided in the box along with the printer.
  • Now, remove the tapes and the protective cover around the Canon G4200 printer.
  • Open the front cover of the Canon G4200 printer before you proceed with the next step and then try to remove all the stickers on the toner cartridge and the drum unit assembly.
  • Fill the black toner in the specified toner cartridge and do the same to fill the remaining three toner cartridges.
  • Once you complete filling the toner in the cartridge, close the front cover of the Canon G4200 printer.
  • Use the power cable to make connections between the Canon printer G4200 and the power outlet.
  • Hold the Power button on the printer panel until the lamp glows to turn on your Canon G4200 printer.
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  • Open the paper tray and load enough plain paper required to print a document.
  • Now, you can perform various printer functions like printing, copying, and faxing.

Canon Pixma g4200 Driver & Manual Download

Proceed with the following instructions to download the Canon Pixma G4200 printer driver and manual.

  • Go to the official website of the Canon printer.
  • Specify the name of the printer as Canon Pixma G4200 in the printer name list and then click the Drivers & Downloads button.
  • Choose a Language as of your choice and also select the Operating System of your computer.
  • You are recommended to download the latest version of the printer driver.
  • View the file name and file size, and click the Select button next to the file which you want to download.
  • Select the Download button to start downloading the driver on your system.
  • Go back to the download page and select the Manuals button on the screen.
  • Choose a language and click the Manual tab.
  • You can see several manuals for the printer including the user guide, setup guide, etc.
  • Now, click the View button to display the manual online.
  • You can select the Download icon on the top right corner of the screen to download the manual to your computer.

Canon Pixma g4200 Driver Installation

  • After downloading the Setup file from the official website, perform the following steps to install the Canon Pixma G4200 printer driver on your PC.
  • Open the downloaded Setup file and click the Start Setup button on the main screen.
  • First, choose your country or place of residence from the given list. If you are not able to find your place of residence in the list, select the Others option. After choosing the place of residence, click the Next button at the bottom of the screen to proceed with the installation.
  • Make sure to read the End User License Agreement before you begin the installation.
  • Click the Yes button to agree with the terms and conditions.
  • Click the Agree button when the Extended Survey Program window displays on the screen.
  • Mark the checkbox next to the Deactivate the block to disable the firewall settings and click Next.
  • Check the Connection Method window to view the printer name and model along with the serial number, and click the Yes button.
  • Choose the wireless router SSID from the list and type the network key in the Select Wireless Router window and then click the Next button.
  • Wait for some time until the network connection gets established.
  • Select the Next button when the Network Connection Completed window appears on the screen.
  • After you complete the setup, make sure to mark the checkbox next to the Set as default printer to set Canon G4200 as the default printer and then click the Next button.
  • The final step of the Canon G4200 printer’s installation process is selecting the software which you want to install on your computer. Click Next to confirm the selection.
  • Select the Next button when ‘You Can Print from a Smartphone or Tablet’ window opens.
  • You can also skip this step when you don’t want to register your printer. To register your printer, click the Next button. It will automatically send the printer’s information like serial number and model name through the internet. To skip this step, you can click the Skip button.
  • Now, click the Exit button to close or exit the setup window after you complete the installation process.

Canon Pixma g4200 How To Copy

Follow the procedure to make copies using the Canon Pixma G4200 printer.

  • First, check if the Canon G4200 printer is turned on.
  • Extend the input tray of the Canon printer and place some sheets of paper in it.
  • Open the scanner lid and position the original documents on the scanner glass.
  • Tap the Copy button. Set the page size and the magnification required on the next screen.
  • Make use of the numeric buttons available on the control panel to specify the number of copies you need.
  • Finally, press the Color button for printing in color and the Black button to print in black & white.

Canon Pixma g4200 How To Scan

  • First, place the original documents that you want to scan on the platen.
  • Launch the Canon IJ Scan Utility on your system. If you have not installed it, then download it from the manufacturer’s site and install it.
  • Once you open the Scan utility app, click on the Settings button.
  • In the Scan Settings dialog box, make the necessary changes, and tap the OK button to save it.
  • Select the Document or Photo option from the main menu.
  • The scanning procedure begins. Save the scanned files to a drive of your choice.

Canon Pixma g4200 How To Fax

  • If you want to send a fax, then follow the forthcoming steps.
  • Ensure that the Canon Pixma G4200 printer is turned on.
  • Tap the Fax button, and the Fax Standby screen will be displayed.
  • Next, place the original document or image on the scanner glass. Make sure that the fax side is facing downwards.
  • Modify the scan contrast and resolution as per your choice.
  • Dial the fax number of the recipient using the numeric keypad. If you want to leave a space, then tap the Right Arrow button.
  • In case you want to delete a character that you have entered, then press the Left Arrow key.
  • For specifying the character #, you have to press the # button. Press it twice to enter the letter P.
  • If you want to transmit in color, tap the Color button. For transmitting in black & white, tap the Black button.
  • The Canon Pixma G4200 printer will scan your document and send it to the recipient’s number.

Canon Pixma g4200 Wireless Setup

  • Make use of the Easy Wireless Connect option to connect your Canon G4200printer and computer via a wireless network.
  • Check if the Canon G4200 printer is turned on and the Power lamp is lit.
  • Tap the Setup button and select the Wireless LAN Setup option.
  • Choose the Easy WL Connect option and tap the OK option.
  • The next step is to follow the instructions that are displayed on your device’s screen.
  • Next, download the printer driver setup file and install it on your system.
  • Tap the Start Setup option and tap the Next button on the proceeding screen after selecting the region.
  • Read the License Agreement that appears on your screen and agree to it.
  • Click the Agree or the Do Not Agree in the Extended Survey Program screen.
  • Click the Next button in the Firewall Settings window after highlighting the checkbox near the Deactivate the Block option.
  • Check the router name and printer serial number displayed on the next screen.
  • Specify the network key in the required field. Click the Next button.
  • Once the network connection is complete, select the list of additional software to be installed.
  • Once the software completes, verify the setup by printing a test page.

Canon Pixma g4200 Wireless Direct

To perform the print or scan operation using the Wireless Direct feature, follow the instructions given below.

  • First, change the Printer Settings by following the instructions given below.
  • Press the Setup button on the printer control panel and select the Device Settings option.
  • Select LAN settings Wireless Direct Switch WL Direct ON Done .
  • Now the Wireless Direct option is enabled successfully on your Canon printer.
  • Now, change settings of your smartphone or tablet device and connect it to the Canon printer.
  • Enable the Wi-Fi feature on your hand-held device.
  • Choose your Canon printer from the list of installed devices.
  • Enter the security key when prompted.
  • Now your device is connected to the Canon printer and ready to perform the printer-related operations using the Wireless Direct option.
  • Select a document or photo file you wish to print on your Canon Pixma G4200 printer on the Canon PRINT Inkjet/SELPHY application screen.
  • Touch the Print button after setting the preferences.

Canon Pixma g4200 Mobile Printing

Mobile printing enables you to perform the printer-related operations easily. You can perform the print operation wirelessly from any hand-held device over a wireless network. To perform the mobile printing operation on your Canon Pixma G4200 printer, first, install the Canon PRINT Inkjet / SELPHY application on your hand-held device. After that, register the Canon printer and start performing the print operation.

Canon Pixma g4200 Apple Airprint

To perform the AirPrint operation on your Canon Pixma G4200 printer, proceed with the instructions given below.

  • Check and make sure that your Mac system is connected to a wireless network.
  • Now, turn on your Canon Pixma G4200 printer, if turned off.
  • Check and make sure that the printer tray contains enough paper.
  • Now, tap the Operation icon on your iOS device followed by the Print option.
  • Tap Printer or Printer Options and select your Canon printer from the list of devices displayed.
  • If you select to print multiple pages, then tap Range followed by All Pages.
  • Set the basic print preferences and tap the Print button.
  • Now the Canon printer starts to print the selected file.
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Canon Pixma g4200 Google Cloud Print

To perform the print operation with the Google Cloud Print feature on your Canon Pixma G4200 printer, perform the instructions given below.

  • Before you begin to print with Google Cloud Print, make sure that you have your own Google account.
  • You need to register your Canon Pixma G4200 printer with Google Cloud Print. To do that, proceed with the instructions given below.
  • Sign into your Google account from your system’s web browser.
  • Click the Menu icon and select the Sign into Chrome option.
  • Enter the required credentials and click the Login button.
  • Now, click the Chrome’s Settings menu and select the Show advanced settings option.
  • Click the Manage option. Now, select the Canon G4000 printer and click the Add Printers button.
  • Click OK on the confirmation screen.
  • Now you can start performing the Google Cloud Print operation.
  • Click the Menu icon on the Chrome home screen.
  • Click the Print option. If your Canon printer is displayed in the destination section, then proceed with the Print button.
  • If the printer’s name is not displayed, click the Change button, select your Canon printer followed by Print.
  • Now the Canon Pixma G4200 printer starts printing.

Canon Pixma g4200 Pixma Cloud Link

Follow these guidelines to set up Cloud Link on your Canon Pixma G4200 wireless printer.

  • Download, install, and launch the Canon PRINT Inkjet/Selphy app on your smart device.
  • Make sure that this smart device and the Canon Pixma printer are connected to the same Wi-Fi SSID. Connect the Pixma printer to your smartphone by tapping the Add device option on the app and following the on-screen prompts.
  • Now, go back to the app's home screen, touch the Printer icon on the top and select Register with Cloud.
  • Check whether the IP address displayed on the app screen is the same as your Pixma printer’s IP address. To find the printer’s IP address, navigate to the WLAN settings and choose the appropriate IP address option.
  • Now, choose the Download option on the app screen to install the root certificate and then go back to the home screen.
  • Touch the Cloud option and then select ‘Create new account.’ Enter the credentials such as email address and printer registration ID. Touch OK.
  • If you don’t know the printer registration ID, tap the ‘About printer registration’ button on the ‘Preparation’ screen.
  • When the registration is complete, you will need to enter the Canon IJ Cloud Printing credentials. After logging in, you can view the content on your mobile device and print documents on the Pixma G4200 wirelessly.

Canon Pixma G4200 Printer Troubleshooting

When you face issues related to printing on the Canon Pixma G4200 printer, there is usually an error code displayed on its LCD. Sometimes, an error message appears on the computer to which the Canon Pixma G4200 printer is connected. Typically, the problems on the Pixma printer include the ‘can’t locate printer’, paper jam, blank prints, fax issues, and so on. The guidelines to fix these issues can be found in the Canon Pixma G4200 printer manual.

Canon Pixma G4200 Offline

Follow these steps if you face the printer offline issue on the Canon Pixma G4200.

  • Check whether the Pixma G4200 printer’s power cable is connected to its power port correctly. If not, unplug the cable from the power port and attach it to the port firmly. Then, turn on the Pixma device and check whether the issue has been resolved.
  • If you have used a USB cable to connect the Pixma G4200 to the computer, check whether the USB cable has been connected to a compatible port. If it has been connected to the computer through a USB hub, disconnect it from there and connect it directly to the computer’s compatible USB port.
  • Check whether the LAN cable has been connected correctly to the Canon Pixma G4200 printer. If it isn’t connected correctly, disconnect it and try reconnecting it. If it doesn’t work, try using another working LAN cable.
  • Also, check whether the Pixma printer is connected to the same Wi-Fi SSID to which the smart device is connected and then try printing a document from the smart device.
  • Right-click the Pixma G4200 printer icon on the Devices screen and make sure the option called ‘Use printer offline’ is unchecked. Update the Pixma G4200 driver on your computer and check whether the issue is resolved.

Canon Pixma G4200 Not Working

After checking whether the Pixma G4200 has been connected directly to the power outlet and the cables are working as intended, follow these guidelines to solve the issues related to ‘printing not starting.’

  • Check whether the ON LED is glowing on the Pixma G 4200 printer.
  • Printing doesn’t start if the settings for the paper do not match the data which is set for the Pixma device’s rear tray. This is also indicated by an error message which is displayed on the LCD.
  • Make sure there aren’t too many queued print jobs preventing the current print job from being executed. Navigate to the Canon IJ Status Monitor on the system tray Display Send QueueChoose the print jobs go to the Document menu Select CancelYes.
  • For Mac computers, go to System Preferences Printers & ScannersChoose Pixma G4200 Open Print Queue, Choose the print jobs Click the X button(Delete).
  • When setting up the printing preferences, make sure the Pixma G4200 printer is selected from the Printer drop-down list.
  • If the document is too big, you can reduce the print quality and begin printing. Navigate to the Page Setup screen of the Pixma G4200 driver Choose Print Optionstoggle the ‘Prevention of Print Data Loss’ ON.
  • Restart the computer to which the Pixma G4200 printer is connected and check whether the issue is resolved.

Canon Pixma g4200 Not Scanning

To troubleshoot the Canon Pixma G4200 printer not scanning issue, perform the resolving instructions discussed below.

  • Check if your smartphone or tablet device is able to communicate with the Canon G4200 printer over a wireless network. To know it, check if the power light is blinking on the printer control panel.
  • Check if the Wireless LAN option is enabled on your handheld device.
  • Check and make sure that the Canon Pixma G4200 printer is connected to your wireless router.
  • Check if the signal strength of your wireless network is strong.
  • Check and make sure that the Canon Pixma G4200 printer and the computer are not placed too far from your wireless router.
  • Make sure that the original document is loaded correctly on the platen glass or in ADF.

Canon Pixma g4200 Won't Print

If your Canon Pixma G4200 printer does not support print operation, then follow the troubleshooting procedures given below.

  • Check if the tray contains enough paper. If the tray is empty or low, then load it with a stack of A4 or U.S paper.
  • Check and make sure that the Canon Pixma G4200 printer is selected during the print operation.
  • Check if the ink cartridges are full.
  • If the ink tank is low or empty, then replace or refill the ink cartridge with a new one.
  • Check if any paper piece is stuck inside the Canon Pixma G4200 printer.

Canon Pixma g4200 Paper Jam

To resolve the paper jam issue on your Canon Pixma G4200 printer, perform the instructions as discussed below

  • Switch off the Canon Pixma G4200 printer and disconnect the power cables from it.
  • Raise the scanner cover and check if any paper is jammed inside the cartridge holder.
  • If so, remove it gently from the printer.
  • Hold the jammed paper with your both hands and slowly remove it from the printer.
  • Make sure not to tear the jammed paper while removing it.
  • Make sure that you have removed all the jammed paper from the printer.
  • Close the Scanner cover and try to print.
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